stripe decor

Bedroom at top of house

There are two twin and two single bedrooms, three of which overlook the sea. Each bedroom has a writing desk and a comfortable armchair as well as tea and coffee making facilities, and the twin bedrooms each have a wash-basin. There are two bathrooms, one with a bath and one with a shower, and there is a well-equipped kitchen with an oil-fired Rayburn, stripped pine furniture and a quarry-tiled floor.

View of kitchen with rayburn    
  Above the kitchen is a comfortable sitting-room with a large collection of books, including local guide books and maps. At the top of the house, with sliding doors on to the sheltered patio, is a large communal room with a sofa, several chairs and a piano. Central to the room is a simple wooden cross made by a neighbour, Teddy George, with wood salvaged from the local lifeboat which was lost with all her crew in 1981. This room is used for services, meetings, talks, Quiet Days, as well as for private prayer, study or reading, and is always kept silent.
    Top communal room
There is also a small and simple prayer oratory, with a stone crucifix made especially for Shell Cottage by the Irish sculptor, Ken Thompson. Other facilities in the house include a washing machine and a payphone. All linen is provided but we do ask you to bring your own towels.